Sensei Michael Coleman Promoted to 4th Dan

It is with great happiness that The International Budo Institute announces that Sensei Michael Coleman has been promoted to 4th Dan in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo by So Shihan Masayuki Hisataka. The ceremony was completed at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo were Sensei Coleman trains on a regular basis. Below Sensei Coleman is seen with Shihan Henderson at the Hombu.



Shihan Henderson Awarded 6th Dan In Shorinjiryu Kenkokan

Shihan Henderson-formal-300It is with great honor that The International Budo Institute Announce that Shihan Dr. Jeffrey Henderson was awarded 6th Dan in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo from So Shihan Masayuki Kudaka at the London International Koshiki Tournament held in London, Ontario in July, 2017. Shihan Henderson was presented along with Shihan Paul Jackman of Ken Nin Kai, the host of the tournament.




New Shihan Promotions

High level promotions are always an important event and it is with great pleasure and pride that The International Budo Institute announces that Dr. Donald Oxford York, Shihan has been promoted to 6th Dan and that Shihan Darren Hunter has been promoted to 5th Dan in the International Budo Institute. The presentation was made in March-2013 at the famous Tri-Star gym in Montreal, Canada by Dr. Henderson, Shihan in front of many of Shihan York’s and Shihan Hunter’s colleagues and students. Many demonstrations were completed as a tribute to the dedication to Budo of both Shihans. We look forward to their continued efforts and their drive in pushing the mandate of the International Budo Institute forward.

Group Photo

Group Photo


Dr. Donald York, Shihan

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New Black Belt Announced

It is a pleasure for the International Budo Institute to announce that Nguyen Michael Ho-Dac has successfully passed the Sho-dan examination at Kanzendo dojo. Michael studied his curriculum under Sensei Joel Neves Briard, 3rd Dan of the Budo Institute. We look forward to Michael continuing his progress through the ranks and achieving even greater success. Congratulation Michael!

Sensei Nguyen Michael Ho-Dac Being Presented His Sho-dan by Sensei Joel Neves Briard

Sensei Joel Neves Briard, 3rd dan, Sensei Alain Briard, 2nd Dan and Sensei Nguyen Michael Ho-Dac, Sho-dan

Shihan Tang Receives 6th Dan

It is with great pleasure that The International Budo Institute announces that Shihan Kenneth Tang has successfully completed the requirement for Rokku-Dan, 6th Dan. Shihan Tang passed his examination on Feb 26, 2010 at 8 pm at the Universal Martial Arts & Taekwondo Academy/Korea Moo Duk Kwan Federation Moo Duk Won held at the SB Taekwondo Academy, Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia. The examineers were Grandmaster Leow Cheng Koon, 8th Dan (Kukkiwon and Moo Duk Kwan, Korea), Member of Kukkiwon Reseach Committee; Vice-President, Malaysia Taekwondo Federation; Chief Instructor/President, Malaysia Moo Duk Kwan Academy; Head of Technical Committee, Taekwondo Malaysia Association (the new association formed under the auspices/supervision a Ministerial Directive to re-unite all “warring factions”). Being examined were a host of high ranking Tae-Kwon-do practitioners including:

  • 6th Dan: Kenneth Tang, R. Balachandran, S. Saravanan, Sulaiman Mohd Taib
  • 5th Dan: Chan Chee Kuan, M. Marshal
  • 4th Dan: David Suresh, Tony Chui Wing Yuan

The International Budo Institute is very proud of Shihan Tang’s accomplishment and it stands as a testament to all students to continue their training to advanced standing. We also wish Shihan Tang the very best for his Academy and his future goals.

Shihan Tang may be seen 3rd from left – top row.